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Sideline Chatter: Dwight Perry

Sideline Chatter: Dwight Perry

Johnny Manziel and lampshades just seem to go together.
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Saturday, August 30
Hate to burst his bubble, but Johnny was left out | Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry

Among the hundreds of prop-bet odds available at Vegas sportsbooks:200-1: That Seahawks or Broncos will finish with the league’s worst record.

Thursday, August 28

When he’s coming, yell ‘fore’ | Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry

John Daly, golf’s one-man soap opera has cut a country song called “Hit It Hard” that draws from his Tour roots, crooning “No laying up, no holding back, ain’t afraid of nothing, it’s a natural fact.”

Saturday, August 23

Hungry as a horse? We’ve got just the solution for you | Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry

Unveiling “The Horse Collar,” a 22-inch kielbasa at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field.

Thursday, August 21

It’s the first sign of life from the Buffalo Bills in years | Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry

Bills coach Doug Marrone, boiling mad after one too many intrasquad scuffles, says fighting has no place in football. Though he wouldn’t mind his offense adopting the must-score system.

Tuesday, August 19

Derek Jeter corn maze? If you grow it, they will come | Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry

Updated scouting report on Derek Jeter: good hit, big field. The Yankee captain’s face is the subject of a 5-acre corn maze on VonThun Farms in South Brunswick, N.J., and while it won’t make anyone forget “Field of Dreams,” it has a certain aura about it.

Thursday, August 14

97-year-old gold medalist: It’s not like he’s racing against Usain Bolt | Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry

Track athlete Champ Goldy, 97, of Haddonfield, N.J., has amassed nearly 300 medals in masters meets since taking up the sport at age 70.

Tuesday, August 12

Just another lucky loser | Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry

Golfer Jim Furyk hasn’t won on tour since September 2010 — and he blew a three-stroke lead in the final round to lose last month’s Canadian Open — but you won’t see him complaining.

Thursday, August 7

Stuff the ballot box, and the schedule with easy games | Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry

Looks like cupcakes are still on the menu in big-time college football. ESPN polled the 65 coaches from the Power Five conferences — ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC, plus Notre Dame — on the subject of nonconference games.

Saturday, August 2

What do you expect? He didn’t yell ‘fore’ | Sideline Chatter | Dwight Perry

Bubba Watson certainly picked a bad time to take a drop.The two-time Masters champion visited the Saints’ training camp and, given a shot at running a play, let a simple swing pass from Drew Brees slip through his hands.